January 26

BRIAN JOHNSON ON OUTDOORS: Setting up a stand for hog, deer hunting

first_img My main target is hogs, but if the right deer walks out, I will gladly take him as well. I have learned a few things over the years that have increased my chances for success.  As a gun hunter, you can make a few mistakes and get away with it.  However, to get animals archery close, you have to pay attention to all of the details.  Here are a few tips that will help you when you set up an archery stand:Pay attention to the wind Determine what the predominant wind is at the time of year that you will be hunting and set your stand up accordingly.  If you are hunting over bait, make sure that the wind blows from the bait to you.Place the bait between you and the area that you expect the animals to come from.  A hog’s nose is far superior to that of a deer and a trophy boar will smell you every time that he gets downwind.  If he smells you, He is not coming in.  Scent control products, sprays, special scent blocker clothing, ozonics, and various other methods are especially effective on deer and will help with hogs.  However, as a general rule, if a big boat gets down wind he will smell you 100 percent of the time. This is especially true if you are sweating.  Do yourself a favor and pay attention to the wind.Hunt near waterWhen setting up a bow stand, always remember that every animal has to drink eventually.  Hogs not only need water to drink, they also use it to cool off. If you find a hog wallow, place your stand in the area.  Hogs and deer both use creeks and ditches as travel corridors. The closer your stand is to these, the higher your chances for success will be.Hunt in thick coverWhen bowhunting, you need the animals to be close.  By close I mean 20 yards or less.  While I have taken animals from as far as 80 yards with a bow, I highly recommend that you strive to get hogs as close as possible. Find a thick area and hunt there.  Trim only what is necessary to allow for a few shooting lanes.  The animals will feel safer in the cover and are more likely to come in during daylight hours.If you use these tips in setting up your stand, I feel that you will increase your odds for success exponentially.  Time is ticking.  Get out there and get ready … the cool weather is coming.Brian Johnson, originally of Port Neches, is pastor of First Baptist Church of Winnie, owner of DuckDogTrainer.com and outdoors writer for The News. This week is the week that I am going to set up a few bow stands for hog and deer hunting.last_img read more

September 20

High school bowling: Airline’s Quinley wins girls state singles championship

first_imgAirline freshman Trista Quinley won the girls singles title at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Bowling State Championship Tournament on Friday at Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge.Quinley is the first bowler from Northwest Louisiana to win a state title.Quinley bowled a 659 series (212-245-202) in the finals. She had 22 strikes in the three games, including seven in a row in the 245 game.Dutchtown’s Avery Laughlin was runner-up. Baton Rouge High’s Keondra Eaton finished third.Quinley advanced to the finals with a 587 series (200-184-203) in the first round. Parkway’s Destin Meza bowled a 592 series (207-185-200) in the boys first round and did not advance.Paul Mazarac of team champion Houma Vandebilt Catholic won the boys singles title. Baton Rouge Catholic was the boys team runner-up.Covington St. Scholastic won the girls team championship with 14-13 victory over Morgan City.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

August 25

Boston University students catch alleged art gallery thief after Super Bowl

first_img Related ABC News(BOSTON) — A man who allegedly attempted to steal art from a Boston art gallery after the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LI was stopped by three Boston University students on their way home from celebrating the Patriots’ win over the Atlanta Falcons.“I yelled out to him, ‘Hey what are you doing? Did you just take those?’” Mackenzie Thompson, one of the students, told ABC News. “And he turned around and once he saw us running after him he actually dropped the paintings and started to run away.”Thompson was walking down Boston’s Newbury Street just after midnight on Feb. 6 when he and fellow students Chris Savino and Jesse Doe heard an alarm ringing and saw a person who looked suspicious exiting the Galerie d’Orsay art gallery.The three students caught the suspect and held him until police arrived, authorities said.Surveillance video taken inside Galerie d’Orsay shows the suspect using a brick and then his own hand to break in the front door after his attempts to kick the door down failed.The suspect, identified by police as Jordan Russell Leishman, is then seen grabbing two pieces of artwork before he goes into a second room and grabs another two pieces.“He comes into the second room, walks past the beautiful, $90,000 Picasso [and] instead grabs another small $1,800 [Joan] Miró,” Camille Super, a fine art consultant at Galerie d’Orsay, told ABC News. “It didn’t seem like he knew what he was doing.”The suspect walked out of the gallery with four paintings valued at nearly $21,000, according to the police report. The paintings were not damaged.Leishman, 29, of New Hampshire, entered a not guilty plea in court on Wednesday. He is charged with breaking and entering, larceny over $250 and being a fugitive from justice due to a warrant in New Hampshire on a separate incident, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.Leishman, who remains in jail, is due back in court on March 20 for a pretrial hearing.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more